Monday, April 2, 2012

GLUTEN FREE VEGAN YAM BEAN STEW: OLD FAVE


This is one of the most popular recipes at wheatlessandmeatless. With the weather as unpredictable as it's been lately, it makes sense to have something warming on hand.The flavor of this hearty, gluten-free, lowfat and colorful stew is rich and satisfying, and if you use canned beans, this beautiful dish will be done in minutes. Follow instructions to make the stew as spicy as you prefer. Serve on rice, in a tortilla, over steamed broccoli, or on its own. Versatile and delicious!

Serves 6
Ingredients:
1 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup diced boiled yam
2 cups cooked, drained black beans
1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 T chopped fresh cilantro
2 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ancho chile powder (mllder) or 1/2 tsp chipotle chile powder (hotter)
1/2 tsp salt

Instructions:
Heat onions in oil on low flame, covered, until soft. Add flavorings, stirring for a minute. Then mix in yams, beans and tomato. Serve when heated through.
Here's another hearty, easy, gluten-free vegetarian main dish.

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